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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallbladder Diseases (Overview)

= various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that can affect the gallbladder.


Dr. Barry Rosen
450 doctors shared insights

Gallbladder Diseases (Overview)

= various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that can affect the gallbladder.


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How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

Indirectly: Gallstones may sometimes exit the gallbladder(gb) and get stuck within the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine. This may block the liver, leading to jaundice and infections (cholangitis). Furthermore, the gb is attached to the undersurface of the liver; if the gb is inflamed, the liver can secondarily become inflamed, transiently affecting liver function. ...Read more

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Are nausea and vomiting common symptom of gallbladder disease?

Are nausea and vomiting common symptom of gallbladder disease?

Yes: The most common symptom of gallbladder disease is abdominal pain, usually localized to the right upper abdomen or upper midline. It is often accompanied by nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting. Many people describe the vomiting as "bilious", meaning green-colored. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
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Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling? Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling?  Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Unlikely: Gallbladder disease is unlikely to cause gurgling of any kind. Pain from gallbladder disease is usually in the right upper or upper central part of the abdomen and often radiates to the back or shoulder. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Yes: Liver function tests include ast, alt, alkaline phosphotase (alkp), and bilirubin.Acute inflammation of the gallbladder can secondarily inflame the liver, typically causing a elevation of ast and alt.A stone in the common bile duct (cbd) may block the liver and lead to abnormalities of all these labs. If a stone is in the cbd, endoscopic removal (ERCP) is usually necessary, in addition to chole-x. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Many doctors: Your family doctor can discuss with you gallbladder disease. A gastroenterologist can review cases as needed where there are uncertainties. ...Read more

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Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Yes, rarely: There are a few types of parasitic worms that are capable of getting into the liver and bile ducts. This happens almost exclusively outside of the United States. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Daughter (teen) had hida scan and cried during cck section of test with pain. Does pain always mean gallbladder disease? (no results for few days)

Daughter (teen) had hida scan and cried during cck section of test with pain.  Does pain always mean gallbladder disease? (no results for few days)

HIDA scan: Cck during a hida scan (used to test for gallbladder dysfunction) simulates the eating of a fatty meal. If you have pain or nausea (re-creation of symptoms) during this portion, that is a good indication of dysfunction. The other thing to check is the gbef (gallbladder ejection fraction). Any number under 35% is usually considered abnormal. If pain with cck, too - even better evidence. ...Read more

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How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Avoid fats, or OR: Fatty foods often trigger the gallbladder to contract and makes the symptoms worse. 95% of patients who are actively having gallbladder pain will continue to have problems until the gallbladder is removed. So, you might consider or. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Yes but not likely: Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasites. Mostly biliary disease is secondary to abnormal development such as atresia, choledochal cysts, pancreatic anomalies. Again these are uncommon. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder disease have a genetic component?

Does gallbladder disease have a genetic component?

Yes: Classically this was demonstrated in the pima indian population, but it is common to have a familial trend in non-native americans as well. ...Read more

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What are the risks of living with gallbladder disease?

What are the risks of living with gallbladder disease?

Pain, Complications: Pain is usually due to transient obstruction of the gallbladder, called biliary colic or chronic cholecystitis. If the blockage persists, acute inflammation may occur necessitating urgent surgery. Some people may pass a stone into the common bile duct; this can lead to serious bile duct infections (cholangitis) or pancreatitis. In general, the benefits of elective surgery outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Does the gallbladder need to be removed if I have gallbladder disease?

Does the gallbladder need to be removed if I have gallbladder disease?

Probably: If the true source of your symptoms is the gallbladder, surgery is probably inevitable. You could try to avoid fatty and greasy foods to reduce your symptoms, but at your age, sooner or later, it will probably get worse regardless, especially if you become pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more